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Hi, I'm embarking on a grand new adventure, contributing to Inkscape.

I intend to document everything I do here for the benefit of other people who may follow my path. With any luck parts of what I write will become useful enough to merge into other parts of this Wiki.

Ok the first task is to get away from Micro$oft and boot into a real development environment, Ubuntu Linux.

--Ideogram 14:36, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Much better. I am using Dapper Drake. Just in case anyone doesn't know, you can find out more about Ubuntu here. Ubuntu is fun, easy, and free.

Ok, on this very wiki we have CompilingUbuntu. Let's follow it and see how it goes.

Wow that's a long list of build-dep packages. 80MB disk space. And Ubuntu gives me a scary warning about packages that can't be authenticated. Let's cross our fingers and just hit 'y'.

The download is finally finished!

--Ideogram 14:56, 22 August 2006 (UTC)